Counseling & Mental Health

JFCS provides in-person and teletherapy services. Please call 415‑449‑1212 for help.

At JFCS, helping people successfully meet life’s challenges is part of our enduring tradition. We offer a range of counseling, consultation, and mental health services for individuals of all ages, couples, and families.

Knowledgeable about the best practices in the mental health field, our clinicians take a practical approach to helping clients with their particular concerns. Our multidisciplinary team includes licensed psychologists, clinical social workers, and marriage and family therapists.

We provide expert support and guidance from everyday issues to complex mental health challenges, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Grief or loss
  • Loneliness
  • Marital stress and couples counseling
  • Pre-marital counseling
  • Family challenges
  • Significant life transitions, such as divorce, separation, job loss, or illness
  • Difficulty forming meaningful relationships
  • Other conditions relating to emotional well-being
  • Therapy for children and teens through JFCS’ Center for Children and Youth

Please call 415-449-1212 to discuss your needs with a counselor.

Our Therapists:

Robyn Bloom, LMFT
Areas of Expertise: Treatment for adults, couples (pre-marital counseling, communication skills building, and relationship distress) and families. Utilize Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotionally Focused Therapy, CBT, and am Internal Family Systems informed. Specialties include grief and loss, life transitions, and developmental trauma.

Karen DeVaney, PsyD
Areas of Expertise: Child and adolescent psychological assessment and testing for issues involving learning, attention, memory, and social/emotional/behavioral concerns.  Individual child play therapy (ages 6 and up), adolescent therapy, and individual adult therapy for all ages and life stages. Depression, anxiety, life transitions, family relationships, trauma.

Rabbi Daniel Isaacson, MA
Areas of Expertise: Individual counseling for adults interested in spirituality and growth who seek support through life transitions, grief, loss, anxiety, and depression, wish to heal complex trauma as a vehicle for personal transformation, and/or want to explore their relationship to Jewish identity, community, and practice. Certified Master Practitioner in the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) of therapy.

Maria Narayan, JD, MA
Areas of Expertise: Relationship counseling (including premarital, couples, and co-parenting); individual therapy for adolescents and adults;  trauma-informed therapy; and family therapy.

Jessica Ozberker, LCSW, LPCC
Areas of Expertise: Severe mental illnesses​, grief and loss, life transitions​, adoption, and post-adoption support, adolescence, adjustment disorders​, trauma and abuse, relationships​, conflict mediation.

Ellie Pelc, PsyD
Areas of Expertise: Early child (0 – 5), latency-age child (6 – 12), adolescents (13 – 17), and families: anxiety, depression, impact of family adjustments or trauma, disruptive behavior, anger, conflict, adoption/attachment issues. Psychological assessment and testing for learning issues, attention and memory challenges, and emotional functioning.

Liisa Pullinen, MS, AMFT

Nathan Rubin, LCSW
Areas of Clinical Focus: Individuals, families, youth, depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma-informed care, LGBT, emotional development, and personality maturation.

Laura Silverstein, MFT
Areas of Expertise: Individuals, families, youth, disabled adults, Intensive medical case management, depression, anxiety, chronic illness, trauma-informed care, homelessness, healing, and transformation

Kelsey Weiss, LMFT

Jasmin Zeger, MA, LMFT
Areas of Expertise: Counseling and case management services to children, adults, and seniors.

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